Secretary to the Board - Kent
Kent

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A leading community charity is seeking a Secretary to the board starting in July based in Kent.

Main duties

Draft agendas and papers for meetings, provide guidance on the content of papers, circulate papers in a timely fashion, take minutes and record decisions taken, pursue actions and report on matters arising
Support and advise the Chief Executive and Chair to ensure the smooth functioning of the organisation's governance arrangements, board meetings, annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings
Establish and maintain a summary of matters reserved for decision
Support the Chief Executive as Company Secretary

Supporting the Board
Research and write reports on matters identified by the Board
Schedule and arrange meetings
Manage minutes from meetings
Ensure that appropriate insurance cover is arranged for directors
Manage Board succession planning, recruitment and rotation of trustees on Committees
Ensure that all regulatory documents are completed and circulated
Assist in the development, reviewing and evaluation of the governance structure and governing documents of the organisation and its policies relating to corporate governance to ensure they are fit for purpose
Ensure committees are constituted in accordance with the organisation's governance principles
Manage committee succession planning and rotation

Essential

Experience of Charity sector and working with Volunteers and Volunteer Issues
Knowledge of regulatory frameworks for charity and company law
Excellent communication skills
Strong Microsoft skills
ONC or A level or Scottish higher grades or equivalent
RSA higher level
To have or be studying for Company Secretary qualifications

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